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‘Queer’ Asia is a network of queer identifying scholars, academics, activists, artists and performers. It is a platform for inter-Asia collaboration, dialogue and research on issues affecting people who self-identify as LGBTQ+ or belong to other non-normative sexualities and gender identities in Asia, or Asian diasporas and beyond.
With two queerly packed conferences in June 2016 and June 2017 ‘Queer’ Asia is all set to bring out the third instalment of QA titled ‘Bodies X Borders’. This edition of the ‘Queer’ Asia conference brings together academics, activists, policy makers, donors and artists to talk about contemporary challenges facing LGBTI people in Asia and the diaspora. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Bodies X Borders.’
The Conference will be held from 26-28 June at SOAS, Uni. of London with some partner events at UCL
Following the success of our film festival last year, we are back with the second edition of the ‘Queer’ Asia Film Festival to be held over five days at the British Museum and SOAS, University of London. Following the theme of this year, the festival evokes frames of visualising queer bodies transgressing (norms, nations, identities) in a fast changing global world. We will show case 30 films including the first ever ‘Queer’ Asia Short Shorts, a collection of 22 short films from countries including China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Lebanon.
The Film Festival will be held on 24 and 29 June at British Museum with screenings on 25, 27 & 28 June at SOAS, Uni. of London and Uni. of Warwick.
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